Every setting, picturesque moment and detail had been carefully planned. The day ran smoothly for Candice and Jean, where they had created the perfect script at the perfect location. At first sight they knew that this was it, that they found the venue of their dreams. The Woodlands Estate.
The Historic Homestead at the venue provided rooms for bride and her bridal party to get ready, as pretty as a picture. The room where Candice was getting ready was simply astonishing and provided light and laughter on her special day. Hours went by as the bridal party took their time to get ready, relaxing and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of gardens, bird song and a calming breeze.
Jean had left his groomsmen lovely gifts, where they chatted and enjoyed a cheeky Jack Daniels before the ceremony took place. Jean’s parents had arrived from South Africa for Jean’s big day. He also had his other close family from South Africa, all waiting patiently in the beautiful gardens of the Woodlands Estate. Jean and Candice's parents lit the candles symbolising the joining of their families in a touching moment for them all.
Slightly overcast the day created a warm and pretty scene as the bridal party roamed around the gardens, taking pictures as they walked by the river, over bridges and sat on benches in gardens and admired the glorious views.
At the reception they followed a famous South African tradition when the Groom was giving his speech. All friends moved the chairs close and were covering the groom with silly sting whenever he talked. Laughter and song filled the air as the first dance was to a South African song, followed by special South African steps. It was a beautiful evening as the happily married bride and groom danced the night away with their loved ones.
Thank you Candice and Jean for having us along to your beautiful day- we wish you all the best for your future together. Lena and Jay, xox.
THE DAY WAS TRULY LOVELY, THANK YOU TO ALL THE VENDORS THAT BROUGHT IT TOGETHER FOR CANDICE AND JEAN.
VENUE & RECEPTION: woodlands estate Wedding Venue
CELEBRANT: Scott Jarrett
HAIR: Dayna Kikkert
MAKE UP: Bradleigh Harries
brides DRESS: Bridal Gallery - Venus Gowns
grooms suit: Dorset Hire
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Style queen Bridal & Formal Wear
reception chairs: Carlton Party Hire Hamilton
catering: kerr and Ladbrook catering
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